How do you go getting your toddlers to eat breakfast? Is it an easy task or one of those things that make you question how your children are ever going to get substantial nutrients into them? It’s quite often the latter here. In fact, Mr 2 spent a good ten months screaming at me no matter what I put in front of him. However, we have discovered a winner. Something that is rarely refused by the little man (knock on wood).
Oats. Good old-fashioned oats. He will usually try to eat two bowls of this. Which is fine, because of course, Ms 3 rarely finishes hers. Sigh. Anyway, a little while ago I wrote about using my Thermochef and some of the recipes I had used. There was a bit of interest in some more posts about cooking with the Thermochef, so I thought I would start a little series of them. And why not start with the basics.
Mr 2 loves my Thermochef Oats with a bit of maple syrup on top, as does Ms 3. I always add a good knob of butter, and use full cream milk. If I was cooking for me (I’m avoiding grains) I’d add cinnamon as well. And use the rolled oats, not the quick oats. When I cook oats this way, they always turn out thick and creamy, and are usually all eaten up.
What do you successfully feed your toddler for breakfast? Share your tips, please!!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup full cream milk
- 1 cup water
- A good knob of butter
- Place all ingredients in the bowl
- Cook for 8 minutes, 90 degrees, speed 1.
- Serve with toppings of your choice. We find maple syrup popular at the moment.
- Once finished, I blend for roughly 10 seconds, speed 1 with a little cold milk.
- Serve immediately or it thickens and is harder to get out of the bowl.